Supportability for SharePoint 2010 SP2 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Before the release of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft did not support SharePoint Server 2010 in a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 environment.
However, SharePoint Server 2010 with SP2 has now been released, and this configuration is supported in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2.

For more information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724471

As of May 1st, 2014, deployments from the slipstream media available on VLSC and MSDN we only support Setup of SharePoint 2010 SP2 slipstream media (not RTM + SP2) on Windows Server 2012 R2. For this to work, the 2014 Feb CU (or newer) is required.

Please note that only fresh installing of SP2 slipstream + Feb CU (or newer) on Windows Server 2012 R2 is supported.

We don’t support OS in-place upgrade.

Does SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 has also contains SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 updates ?

The answer is  YES

Unlikely the previous SP1s of the SharePoint If you have a SharePoint Server 2010 installation , just installing SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 is enough,
You dont need to install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 first.

For more information about SP2 please check my previous article.
http://blog.bugrapostaci.com/2013/07/23/sharepoint-2010-sp2-has-been-released/

 

SharePoint 2010 SP2 has been released

Please be aware that SP2 is now available for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 as well as the other server products.

The SP2 release improves the compatibility of the Office and SharePoint 2010 products with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, Office 2013, and SharePoint 2013. It also addresses security, stability, and performance and contains all the Cumulative Updates (CU)and Public Updates (PU) that have released since SP1, starting with the June 2011 CU and July 2011 PU and ending with the April 2013 CU and May 2013 PU.

SharePoint Server 2010 SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687453
SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687464

*Unlikely the previous SP1 , if you have SharePoint Server 2010 installation you don’t need to install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 first, SharePoint Server SP2 already contains this update.

Server Language Pack SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687462
SharePoint Foundation 2010 Language Pack SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687466

Project Server 2010 SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687452
Search Server 2010 SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687461
SharePoint Designer 2010 SP2
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687463

* It is recommended to install June 2013 CU before SP2. June 2013 CU might not correctly identify the SP2 baseline. If SP2 has already been installed and June CU does not install you need to wait for August CU which will correctly identify the SP2 baseline.

* our Service Packs are cumulative. You can install SP2 directly on RTM.

Here you can find some changes with SharePoint SP2

  • Navigating to a SharePoint site with a BlackBerry device may open a non-mobile page.   Adding RIM6 into compat.browser allows users to access SharePoint pages and view documents in mobile view.
  • If anonymous access is enabled for Sharepoint 2010 SP1 (or later Cumulative Update), attempts to to access the site via a mobile device will receive an authentication prompt.
  • Customers are unable to use spell check in Korean when running SharePoint on Windows Server 2012.
  • Displaying Summary Links Web Part in personalizing view; generating confusing error message.
  • Deployment fails for content types containing a formula field in Italian.
  • File attachments are not deleted due to incorrect URL formatting
  • If requireExactUrl is not set for openweb calls, the PublishingWeb constructor may spawn variation pages  into incorrect locations while attempting re-creation of failed label during create hierarchies.
  • Incremental content deployment fails, giving the following error: FatalError: The given key was not present in the dictionary
  • Spell Checker doesn’t work properly with Internet Explorer 10.
  • Rich text editor spell checker may work incorrectly on 64 bit machines.
  • Customers encounter issues sending e-mail from workflows when the From address uses a non-Unicode character set.
  • Updated VBE7.dll to fix safe array corruption for x64 hosts when calling UDF methods using safe array arguments directly from the host.
  • SQL exceptions will appear in the log when running update statistics timer.
  • Improved performance of the AllUserData table.
  • Getting a feed against a discussion board fails if feed contains more than zero items.
  • SharePoint 2010 client object model now has compatibility for accessing Sharepoint 2013 servers.
  • Windows 8 users with Internet Explorer 10 receive an error when trying to open a document from SharePoint 2010 directly in the Office client.
  • Call GetChanges won’t return changes in certain cases where the change log has been edited and no parameters are set.
  • STSAdm MigrateUser fails when SQL server is not in domain.
  • Attempting to delete a child web from site settings causes the page to fail.
  • There is no exposed method to recalculate the second stage recycle bin size.
  • April 2011 Calendar View does not display correctly with Amman System Time zone
  • Users can create a scenario where a site loses permissions.
  • After deleting a web that contains historical document versions in the RecycleBin, rows are abandoned in the database.  These rows bloat the size of the database, causing difficulty with database management operations such as backup/restore, complicating upgrade and other scenarios.
  • After creating alerts on a document library with unique permissions and moving the contents using SPFolder.MoveTo method, the permissions seem to be lost and even the farm administrator is not able to delete these alerts.

More Resources:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/office_sustained_engineering/

http://blogs.office.com/b/sharepoint/archive/2013/07/23/check-out-the-sharepoint-server-2010-service-pack-2.aspx

Note: Due to required changes to the Prerequisite Installer, Service Pack 2 cannot be slipstreamed into installation media for use with installation on Windows Server 2012 systems.  Installation of SharePoint Server 2010 with Service Pack 2 on Windows Server 2012 systems requires an integrated Service Pack 2 installation media due
following the patch release.

MOSS 2007 SP2 and WSS3.0 SP2 Support has ended

According to MS Product Life Cycle , Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) Service Pack 2 and Windows SharePoint Service (WSS) SP2   supports has ended yesterday.If you do not upgrade your MOSS 2007 and WSS 3 server to SP3 level than you may not get fully support from Microsoft Support.
the minimal supported version is WSS 3.0 SP3 and MOSS SP3
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/default.aspx?LN=en-us&p1=14414&x=11&y=11
http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/default.aspx?LN=en-gb&p1=12200&x=11&y=6

Problem with Security Update for Windows SharePoint Services 2007 (KB2493987), 64-bit Edition

After  kb2493987 installed unable to connect sharepoint sites getting error Service Unavailable.
Unable to run IIS application pools getting error.

Application pools stop when a request arrives with the following error in the system logs:
A process serving application pool terminated unexpectedly process exit code was 0xffffffff
Checked the IIS file versions and there are a lot of DLLs do not match SP2 version.
I have asked customer to re-install SP2 and it solved the issue.

After IIS working correctly this time sharepoint site getting error of  404 not found error.
First check DisableLoopbackCheck issue.

Don’t forget when a security updates patched  need to run configuration wizard until not to do so.

CAUSE
===================
kb2493987 Automatically instaled windows update.

SOLUTION
====================
net stop MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE
net start MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE
psconfig -cmd upgrade -inplace b2b -wait -force

For More Information:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493987
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2010/06/18/companyweb-and-sharepoint-central-admin-not-accessible-after-installing-kb983444.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944267

Backup Error on Moss2007: Object Shared Search Index failed in event OnPrepareBackup, The current operation timed-out after 3600 seconds

If you getting error in spbackup.log file when getting backup like:
Error: Object Shared Search Index failed in event OnPrepareBackup. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory.
WebException: The current operation timed-out after 3600 seconds
Debug: at Microsoft.Office.Server.Search.Administration.SearchSharedApplication.Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.Backup.IBackupRestore.OnPrepareBackup(Object sender, SPBackupInformation args) at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.Backup.SPBackup.RunPrepareBackup(SPBackupRestoreObject node)

Cause:
When performing a backup of a search application, sometimes the operation for pausing the search application fails. In this case, the backup of the search index cannot continue. In that case, the SSP backup is virtually useless. Pre-SP2, the process of backing up the search database will continue. Post-SP2, the failure to pause the search application during a backup process will also result in failure of backing up the search databases, and the search databases will be marked with the same error as the search index component.
For More info:
http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/1/F/41F3A698-55E8-40B4-A306-AD6CF1F95394/2007%20Office%20Servers%20Service%20Pack%202%20Changes.xlsx

Resolution:
Upgrade to Moss 2007 SP2